Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Another 6.1R in Ecuador!

It has been reported that another strong earthquake hit the coast of Ecudor about an hour ago. Few details are known.
This morning’s quake was centred 70km west-southwest of Esmeraldas at a shallow depth of 10km, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, not far from the epicentre of Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake.             Reuters witnesses in the zone said two strong tremors of about 30 seconds each were felt, waking people up and sending them racing them into the streets.  It was not felt in the highland capital of Quito.             There was no immediate word from authorities on the impact of this morning’s quake. More than 100 people are still missing from the weekend disaster, with rescuers losing hope of finding more survivors. It was Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades.

MagnitudeMw 6.1
Date time2016-04-20 08:33:52.1 UTC
Location0.74 N ; 80.17 W
Depth60 km
Distances212 km NW of Quito, Ecuador / pop: 1,399,814 / local time: 03:33:52.1 2016-04-20
22 km NW of Muisne, Ecuador / pop: 13,393 / local time: 03:33:52.1 2016-04-20
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